Do you experience that deep nostalgic feeling when you remember how it was going to the theater? You know… in those AC (ante Covid-19 – this is how I call life before pandemic) times? That tingling feeling in your stomach when the lights go out and you wait for the show to start. The whole audience bursting into laughter, gasping with shock or sobbing with tears as one. The loud applause and standing ovations at the end. I admit. I miss it.
I have probably visited the majority of Ljubljana’s theatres, Ljubljana City Theatre MGL being the one I most likely visited more often than others. Why? They tend to give a modern twist to even most traditional pieces – such as Midsummer Night’s Dream for example. They have an amazing ensemble. AND their prices are more than affordable. HOWEVER. All this does not stand a chance against globally spread virus… or does it? YES, it does!
For those who are learning Slovenian there is a theatre piece by Nejc Gazvoda called Vranja vrata you can watch for free. Four episodes premiere every Saturday at 8 p.m. on their Youtube channel and you can watch them again the following Monday also at 8 p.m.
And for those of you that don’t understand Slovenian – you will have to wait for the MGL to hopefully reopen in December and go see one of their musicals then. Their version of The Addams Family will surely make your fingers snap!